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Sophia Loren stunned as actress gives rare insight of royal encounter with the Queen – Express

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Sophia Loren stunned in rare insight of royal encounter with the Queen
Sophia Loren will turn 88 in September and takes a look back at the Italian-born actress’s meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Annual Performance held at the Odeon Theatre in November 1957.
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The glamourous actress, who was in her early 20s at the time, shared a rare glimpse of her preparation before coming face-to-face with royalty.
A photographer captured images of the beauty ahead of their meeting as she could be seen getting ready in an old Elizabethan house at a country club in Elstree.
One photo showed Sophia sitting in front of a mirror placing a diamond necklace around her neck, while another photo showed the smiling actress being assisted with her gown.
Sophia met the Queen at a London premiere and wore a lace jacket with white fur trimmed sleeves over her strapless gown for the event.Sophia Loren was pictured sewing her own lace cover upThe age-defying beauty had her gown laid out on her bed as Sophia sat perched on a table putting on the finishing touches to her attireSophia Loren prepared for her royal meetingSophia was assisted while getting dressed to meet the Queen for the Royal Annual PerformanceSophia Loren was pictured sewing her lace jacketThe Italian-born actress concentrated on the task at handSophia Loren looked impressed with her handiworkThe actress held up the finished garment as she inspected the lace cover upSophia Loren sat in front of the mirror adding the finishing touchesSophia could be seen placing stunning diamonds over her neck as she looked into the mirrorSophia Loren showcased her striking looks while staring at her reflectionSophia kept her makeup light as she sported her signature cat eye look, rouge lips and kept her brunette tresses in an updo.Sophia Loren showcased her stunning attireThe beauty wore a floor-length gown that featured a corset and she accessorised her outfit with a lace jacketSophia Loren got dressed in an Elizabethan country houseThe Hollywood actress appeared to be in high spirits as she posed for pictures.Sophia Loren met Queen Elizabeth II in 1957Sophia met the royal in November 1957 ahead of a London premiereSophia Loren delivered a courtesy to the QueenThe Hollywood actress wore white as did Her Majesty, as celebrities lined to greet the Queen.
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